LEGO’s Twitter account have started unveiling the minifigures from the upcoming LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigure Series! They’re currently trickling out the characters and they’ve so far released 10 out of 20 minifigures.
The LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures will be the next minifigure series and has a release date of August 2017. Like the LEGO Batman Movie Minifigures, there will be a whopping 20 to collect this time around.
UPDATE: It’s the first of August, which means the LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures are now officially on sale! You should be able to find them at your local toy store, or you can buy them online using these links:
- 71019 LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures [US] – US$3.99
- 71019 LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures [Amazon] – US$4.99
- 71019 LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures [AU] – AU$5.99
- 71019 LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures [UK] -£2.99
- 71019 LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigures [CA] – CAD$3.99
LEGO Ninjago Movie news has been coming in hard and fast this week, what with the unveiling of the massive 70620 Ninjago City set and all the Ninjago Movie sets – the entire theme seems to be shaping up very nicely and is by far one of the brightest points in LEGO’s entire catalogue this year.
Like “licensed” minifigure Series, which are different from the core numbered series (this isn’t Series 17!), the characters will all be from the upcoming movie – we will get all the major characters like the Ninjas and Master Wu, but also a decent spread of generic baddies and Ninjago City civilians as well, which should be great for LEGO minifigure collectors.
As we don’t have an official checklist or character sheet, here’s all 20 minifigures in one image together with their character names for easy reference!
As this is a 20-minifigure series, we can expect the box breakdown to be similar to LEGO Batman Movie, with 3 complete sets in each sealed box. This means that there will be 3 of each minifigure in each box, so an even level of rarity which is fairly democratic.
That said, we’ll probably need to wait for confirmation first but I would be very surprised if they break away from this configuration.
Here’s are some of my initial thoughts on the characters from the LEGO Ninjago Movie Minifigure series!
LLoyd Garmadon aka the Green Ninja who is voiced by Dave Franco is an expected inclusion being one of the core Ninjas. from the packaging that was teased, it seems like we’ll get 2 Lloyds, one of him in his Ninja Outfit and the other which you see above in civilian clothing. Or maybe we’ll get an alternate Ninja outfit but I find that highly unlikely since Lloyd’s the main character in the movie.
I really like Lloyd’s casual outfit, the new green hoodie is a must get for me and it’s great that we’re getting so many more LEGO clothing accessories. He comes with a spoon and a white ceramic bowl with a blue dragon print on it. If you’re familiar with traditional Chinese ceramics, blue and white bowls are pretty much a staple in any Chinese/Asian household.
Jay, the Blue Ninja is voiced by Kumail Nanjiani, who you may know from the hilarious HBO Series Silicon Valley. Like Llord, he’s also got casual civilian clothes on. Love the khakis/chinos and the bright blue shirt but the highlight of his outfit is the new scarf accessory.
Jay’s also carrying a massive selfie stick along with a smartphone. I really dig his tousled hairpiece!
Gong and Guitar Rocker
Gong and Guitar Rocker is our first generic Ninjago Movie Series minifigure. He has a really edge punk-inspired outfit which I think looks pretty cool. He has a new two-tone electric guitar and also comes with a recoloured Hippie minifigure (from Series 7).
Probably not the most exciting or unique minifigure, but the details on the Gong and Guitar Rocker should make up for a character that has been done multiple times in the past.
Garmadon is Lloyd’s absent father and is voiced by Justin Theroux. In this more casual take on the villain, we have Garmadon attired in a Volcano-print pyjamas, of which we have twice the torsos! He also comes with a spoon and another decorated bowl piece, this time in sand green.
I’m a big fan of his massive Samurai Helmet.
I haven’t seen half the minifigures in the Ninjago Movie Series or gotten them in my hands, but I already know that Sushi Chef is going to be my favourite. The Sushi Chef comes with a cleaver, sushi tile and a bald headpiece with a black and white striped headband.
A bit about me, I’m a really big Quentin Tarantino fan, and I am absolutely delighted with the Sushi Chef because LEGO designers have finally done the unthinkable and sneaked a Quentin Tarantino character into the LEGO universe. I am 100% certain that the Sushi Chef is a reference to Hattori Hanzo from Kill Bill who is played by the legendary Japanese actor, Sonny Chiba.
Hattori Hanzo’s scene where he first meets The Bride is among my favourite moments from Kill Bill – watch the brilliant scene for a better understanding why I’m so excited
Spinjitzu Training Nya
Nya is the Water Ninja (voiced by Abbi Jacobson) and she comes in a training uniform, which has a cute Master Wu patch as well as some really fine and elaborate details. She comes with a pair of training Wooden Katanas which I believe have never been produced in this colour before.
Shark Army Great White
Great White is looks to be a recurring villain in the LEGO Ninjago Movie and can easily be identified by his shark headgear. In this version, he has a more miitary-like uniform on. There are some interesting details such as melted accessories as well as burn marks across his headgear and his body.
He has a black fish accessory with flames spouting out its mouth. Depending on how they’re depicted in the movies, I think the baddies should be quite popular with fans.
Shark Army General #1
Shark Army General #1 is yet another mysterious character but I think she’ll be yet another generic baddie. She has a cool new hairpiece and a really sharp blue military uniform with some really snazzy scales on her legs. She comes with what I think is a milkshake or smoothie and an elaborate cape/cowl that’s shaped like a fish’s fins.
I really hope they get the materials right for the cape – if it is, this could potentially be one of the more unique minifigures in the series.
I’m guessing that Miyako’s nickname is Koko. She’ll be voiced by Olivia Munn and there hasn’t been a lot of information released on her role. All we know is that she’s Garmadon’s ex-wife and Lloyd’s mum.
She’s got a fantastic sand-green jacker over a white blouse, and there are plenty of nice little printing details on her torso as well as her pants. She’s carrying a handbag and she comes with a brand spanking new hairpiece which has a pair of chopsticks in it to keep everything in place.
Master Wu is the sagely Sensei to the Ninjas and is voiced by Jackie Chan who needs no introduction. He’s a core part of the Ninjago mythos and he’s attired in his usual white robes and Asian conical hat.
Curiously, he comes with a box of Corn Flakes, which has a LEGO chicken printed on it, as a reference to Kellogs. Not sure what the connection is between Wu and breakfast cereal, but this is a fantastic accessory that I’d love to add to my collection.
Here’s Garmadon in his traditional outfit with the black farmer’s hat and samurai armour. He looks pretty menacing here and he also has a cool new spear that’s tipped with a new spearhead.
It’s really fantastic of LEGO to include a regular Garmadon in the minifigure series as it’s such an inexpensive way to get your hands on him. Perfect for parents or fans who don’t want/can’t afford to buy larger LEGO sets but still want their kids to be able to play with the main characters.
Kinda strange, but he looks almost identical to the Jungle Garmadon.
The THIRD Garmadon in the minifigure series is Flashback Garmadon, which sees him dressed in business clothes, complete with the double tie for his two torsos.
Flashback Garmadon is equipped with a pair of sunnies, tan-coloured side-parted hair, a camera and a tile which depicts what I’m guessing is the Garmadon’s family home – a quaint little volcano complete with white picket fence.
I don’t know about you, but 3 Garmadons might just be a bit too much for me.
Zane, the robot Ninja has an adorable Christmasy sweater, complete with knit robots as well as a hiking backpack that looks to be similar to the one from Series 16’s Hiker.
Really love the sweater and I’m really glad to see that he has shoes printed on his legs!
Unlike all the other Ninjas who are dressed casually, Kai the Red Ninja is in a Kendo Outfit, complete with armour, kendo helmet and a pair of wooden swords. The details on his torso and legs suggest that there’s some nice printing under his kendo armour and I’d love to see the entire outfit without his armour on.
Overall, not bad for fans of Kai to be able to get him in such an affordable manner.
Cole is all about rock, and that seems to reflect his civilian outfit. He’s dressed up as a rocker of sorts and comes with a boombox accessory which has an iPod attached to it as opposed to a slot for cassette tapes. He comes with a cool new messy hairpiece which is always good news and a simple sleeveless shirt.
As expected, Lloyd also makes an appearance as the Green Ninja minifigure. Aside from the new Ninja mask, which splits into two, Lloyd also comes with a regular hairpiece which is a nice little touch.
For accessories, he has some blueprints for his Green Mech Dragon and a snazzy new sword as well.
Not sure who or what the GPL Tech is, but she seems to be a fan of LEGO Batman, as evident by her shirt underneath her white lab coat. She comes with a red coffee mug, which I hope has some novelty print on it as well as a laptop.
Hopefully a somewhat memorable role in the movie.
Shark Army Octopus
As expected, the baddies dressed up as sea creatures also make an appearance in the series. Shark Army Octopus has the brilliant Octopus helmet on as well as a stud blaster gun and a fish sword.
I’m a big fan of how goofy these baddies look like and it’s going to be a no-brainer army building with these.
Shark Army Angler
Same goes for the Shark Army Angler bad guy, with his awesome anglerfish helmet. He comes equipped with some sort of fish spiked mace as well.
The N-POP Girl is going to be a huge fan favourite in the LEGO Ninjago Movie Series. First of all, her minifigure design pays homage to the loud, wild and colourful street fashion that most people associate with Harujuku in Japan.
Apart from being super kawaii, she also has an adorable Unikitty torso! I love all the different references to the other LEGO Movies and reall grounds the Ninjago Movie as being in the same cinematic universe. In addition to her colourful attire, of which we also get a new ballet tutu, we also get a cute pink teddy bear!
She’s definitely my second favourite minifigure in the series so far.
That’s it for now! Honestly, I quite like the series! 20 characters is a lot but I’m glad that they stuffed the series with all the main characters. You can easily assembly all the Ninjas, get a cool Garmadon and collect the side characters like Misako without breaking the bank.
On the flipside, I would’ve liked a bit more variety and ordinary Ninjago City citizens. The Shark Army Octopus, Anglerfish and Great White minifigures are great army builders, but it feels like a wasted opportunity to introduce more Japanese/Oriental/Asian character-types in this series.
The Sushi Chef is great, but I wish we had more regular characters instead of 3 Garmadons!
Anyway, that’s my really early thoughts. It’s a bit hard to gauge this series without getting the actual minifigures in my hands – be sure to look out for a full review when these are out!
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Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on the minifigures revealed! They certainly look much better than the LEGO Batman Movie minifigures which I didn’t really like!
I want to buy all mini figures for one money where can I do that
Did you write a review of these?
Nope, never got around to it 🙁
Guillem Barrau Hernandez says
Love the new figs, but I’m kinda of partial to the old style ninja hoods. I do like the new hair pieces though. Except for Cole’s. I’m not a fan of the new ponytail at the back look. Can’t tell if this one has that or not, but considering it’s that way in the movie I’m guessing it probably does. I might just sand it off, or swap it with one of his older ones. Just picked up the the Spinjitzu Training Nya and Shark Army Great White, and they’re both pretty cool. Didn’t have a Nya minifig yet, so I’m glad to finally add her to my collection, and the Shark Army guy is really nicely detailed. I love his head gear. I just wish the list inside the package told what the figures were so I wouldn’t have to go online to find out. It’s basically just a checklist with numbers. I think the figures I’m most looking forward to getting are the street clothes ninjas and Kendo Kai. It would have been so easy for Lego to cheap out on Kendo Kai and provide just the Kendo head gear, and not the hair piece, but thankfully they included both making him a must have. My 6 year old is going to bug me till he has them all though. Lol.
Just ordered this set for myself, cant wait to get to play it 🙂
Did you know that the Shark Army Angler is a girl?Look at the eyes nicely.Also,Cole’s hair also looks like the Shark Army General #1.The left part of the hair looks the same.I saw on he internet that Lego Ninjago City set is coming out in store on the 1st of September.Cant wait to bet all the sets!If not,some,most
Yup! It was a really nice surprise to discover that she’s a girl!
How do you think that Lloyd’s hoodie piece will fit over a quiver piece? I’m trying to decide on whether I should get this figure to make a custom Green Arrow… any photos please? Thanks in advance!
As someone who’s already built a Lego Arrowcave and a Lego S.T.A.R. Labs, I had my eye on that hoodie piece too. But when I got it, I wasn’t a fan. You can put it over a quiver piece if you want, but the weird lock of hair looks more gray than blonde and doesn’t really fit. Maybe you aren’t as picky as I am, but it wasn’t something I liked
Billy Bob von Earth says
Did it look like the Surfer from Series 17 (shark surf board) I’m looking at it because I’m making a custom “me”.
Jay are you there?
Are these available at Walmart Canada?
I’ve seen them at Best Buy and the Lego Store so far in Canada, and the employees at the Lego Store indicated they would be at Toys R Us as well. I’m not sure if they will be at Walmart.
Love this site, so thanks for always keeping us posted on what’s new and up and coming.
I was wondering if you know where you can buy minifigures in a sealed box, I often see them selling online etc but those selling are obviously buying them from a supplier and then adding a margin on it for themselves. Is there anywhere in Australia that you can do this?
Lego local says
I’m a bit late but can I still get the lego batman for the original price?
Billy Bob von Earth says
Yes at least where I’ve been USA Target has butloads of them.
The new Misako minifigure looks suspiciously like Claire from the Temple of Airjitsu. That set also came with the original Misako. Hmmmm
THENINJA MASKS SPLIT IN TWO!?!?!?
I have decided, I will feel through every box of figs I see to get as many N-Pop girls as I can. I will build an army so big, they could probably take down Garmadon no sweat?
I’d love to see your N-Pop army!
Lily Rasmussen says
I LOVE these characters! And I am SUPER RELIEVED to see Cole won’t always have his hair in a manbun! THANK GOODNESS! I don’t like flashback Garmadon though… why is he blond? In the show he has brown hair. Also why does Misako have red hair? The hair colour of Lloyd’s parents doesn’t make sense.
Maybe Garmadon went through some sort of phase? Maybe it was the 80s? Haha. I can’t believe that the hair colour of LLoyd’s parents are bothering you… not the fact that his dad has two torsos, hahaha.
Billy Bob von Earth says
Zane’s knit sweater has the Alien Conquest Clingers knitted on it, a great homage to a very underrated series!
Nice spot! Yeah, Alien Conquest was a really cool theme. The Earth Defense HQ truck was such a fun set!
I’m not a fan of Ninjago (at least for now), but I already liked some of the minifigs from this series. I like the N-Pop girl, Koko and Cole the most. I also like the cook.
I’d like to point out that the logo on Cole’s top look a lot like AC/DC’s logo, only with hyerogliphics instead of letters. A good enough reason to own him. I’m curious how it actually reads!
Forgot to mention that the ninja outfit Lloyd looks pretty neat as well! He will be so easy to feel through the blind bags, I would probably get him first 🙂
Yeah, Brickset has an excellent article on decoding the characters used in the Ninjago alphabet https://brickset.com/article/28796/the-language-of-ninjago
And yes, it’s definitely a reference to AC/DC. Pretty sweet easter egg, given that he’s the “Rock” ninja.
With the AC DC torso, I could make Japanese Beavis and Butthead? I think N pop girl is my fave.Probably because I like collecting Lego teddy bears, and the hair and tutu make her look like a pink/blue Harley Quinn?
Seymour Dorland says
My favourite minifigure in the sieries? Wel, I have to say it’s flashback Garmadon and sushi chef. I love flashback Garmadon because he is rediculous, and sushi chef because one of my favourite foods is sushi!
I do love his aviator sunglasses, but Volcano Garmadon slightly edges it out for me because of his PJs.
mr. observant says
i dunno if anyone else mentioned it, but that angler fish soldier isn’t a guy, it’s a chick. check the eye makeup and torso.
Yup, you’re totally right!
Check out the sushi roll near the sushi chef’s feet. That right there is awesome!
Yeah, it’s not entirely new – it’s been out in a few sets such as the Heartlake Supermarket! https://jaysbrickblog.com/2016/07/05/review-lego-41118-heartlake-supermarket/
Wow, i need these! From now on, whenever i get 5 dollars, I’m saving it for these 😛 Jay, do we have Aus prices for the Ninjago movie sets yet? I’m planning to get a few for my birthday: Temple of the ultimate ultimate weapon, spinjitzu training, master falls, ninjago city chase, water strider and manta ray bomber (I have a lot of relatives :P)
You’re so lucky! I also have a lot of relatives and I could basically get everything I wanted up untill I was 12. Now I’m 14, and Lego purchases have slowed down dramatically. I literally have to prove to my parents that I really want a set. I can only get 1 or 2 sets for my birthday now or christmas time. The rest I have to buy for myself. Got $40 ready to go so I can feel out the minifigures I want. Whether or not my parents will let me is a different question…
Lol for TLBM figs my parents left me in Target for half an hour. Managed to find most of the ones I wanted, then picked a few up from Coles on the way home from school over a few weeks. Dick Grayson was very elusive and took ages for me to feel out!
Aw, that’s a shame. Well, I’ll be 14 in a year, though I’m pretty sure that won’t be what will happen to me 😛
Dick Grayson wasn’t that hard to feel for to me, i got him straight away.
Also, does anyone know when the sets will be out here in Australia? Specifically Canberra?
Yes! They’re all up on the LEGO.com site https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/NINJAGO-Sets?S1=&all=2&callback=json&cc=au&count=18&do=json-db&i=1&jsonp=jsonCallback&lang=en&pt=shop&q=*&q1=D737D074-B268-4636-9349-C691A1B77BDE&q2=setTypesFacetCategory&rank=au_rank&showRetired=false&sort=sort_flags&sp_q_exact_9=au&x1=theme_id&x2=productType_id
Cereal being my favorite food, my favorite has to be Master Wu. But, Unikitty, being my favorite character from TLM, N-POP Girl is a favorite as well. Other accessories such as the bowls, scarf, and spoons, are fantastic! And I can’t wait to buy them in bulk. I think this is a very strong series, and I’m glad they put out who they did.
Although, it might have been nice to have the bride and groom from the trailer. 😀
I love that Cereal is your favourite food! Haha what’s your cereal of choice? Mine’s Crunchy Nut or Froot Loops.
I bet the Bride and Groom will show up in some future sets down the road!
Chris L says
I don’t own a single Ninjago set. Have never taken an interest as I knew my Lego budget was needed elsewhere. I think these minifigures, the modular and the Movie release are going to test my resolve.
I’ve never bought any Ninjago sets before but loving all the previews from the movie. I think I may have to start collecting Ninjago.
It’s a great time to start 🙂
My favourite has to be the Octopus guy because I’ve been waiting to see which set he came out in since the trailer was released and I’m very happy to find out he comes out in such a cheap way. I don’t mind that there’s 3 garmadons but I wish the more generic one was swapped out for him in a more unique outfit or replaced with a different figure entirely. My other favourites are the garmadons, the anglerfish, the Harijuku girl and Jay
Same here! He’s so goofy.
yeah the normal one looks like the one from the Jungle Wu set.
These are what I WANT:
> Master Wu
> Jay Walker
> Regular Garmadon
> Kendo Kai
> Ninja Lloyd
These are what I LIKE:
> N-Pop Girl
> Sushi Chef
> Shark Army Great White
> Spinjitzu Training Nya
> Shark Army General #1
> Shark Army Octopus
> Shark Army Angler
These are what I DON’T LIKE:
> Gong & Guitar Rocker
> Volcano Garmadon
> Flashback Garmadon
> Hoodie Lloyd
> GPL Tech
What ’bout you?
Good list! That’s quite close to my list, except that I have Hoodie Lloyd and Volcano Garmadon (love his PJs) up to the what I want.
I’m getting them all regardless, haha.
I saw these on Twitter yesterday and they look awesome! Looking forward to the Sushi chef.
Thanks so much for posting. The rest of them are up on the Ninjago site – I’m so glad they did the Squid Soldier – the headpieces are so good – and I love the hoodie and scarf, as well as all the other accessories – they should all fit right in to the fabulous Ninjago City set.
Yeah, kinda glad that we get the Octopus and Angler as I’m definitely army building with them.
Wow, these minifigures. I don’t own many Ninjago sets so am glad to be able to get my first Wu, Garmadon and Lloyd (and maybe Nia even though she is less appealing). Was pretty disappointed when the set images revealed that the civilian Lloyd would be in a set. Then it was revealed that he was also in the big Ninjago city set so I gave up hope that we’d get him in the CMF series, but here we are! I love this minifigure and the hood looks great (even though hair would have been preferable). Will also pick up Jay as well. Fearing for what tomorrow will bring… I really can’t afford to want over half the minifigures like TLBM series. At least I now know to cross a few minifigures from series 17 off my list due to more desirable minifigures arising!!!
WHY MUST LEGO KEEP MAKING SUCH DESIRABLE STUFF????
Why don’t you get the City Chase or the Master Falls set? Those have nice figures at decent prices too.
Yeah, really clever to get people to own all the characters!
I love the Hoodie! I can use it on so many other minifigs. Nice to see LEGO jumping on the streetwear bandwagon too.
LEGO didn’t become a billion dollar company due to blind luck 😉
Wow. The second half has been revealed!!!
Had to “tweak” my list a bit.
Ninja Lloyd – love how they include his hairpiece. No need for me to buy City Chase! XD
LLoyd – really happy that I’ll be able to display him with or without hoodie.
Garmardon – YES!!! Easy way to get the main baddie.
Volcano Garmardon – Swapping facial expression and head gear with the other Garmardon. Really like the whole concept though.
Cole – His shirt says AC-DC in Ninjago. That’s my favourite band. MUST OWN.
Kai – Because why not
Wu – Don’t own, will be happy to get him
Gong + Guitar rocker – My rock band is expanding! My series 4 rocker and Glam Bat need another band member!
Will also get Jay, Nya and Zane but they’re not top priority.
This series is a really big step up from the two previous ones. Didn’t really love anything form series 17 and even though I sought after 11 from TLBM series, I really only loved 4. The others were just to help me build my DC character collection. A similar thing has happened with this series; I really only love 5 (Lloyd, Ninja Lloyd, Volcano Garmardon, Gong + Guitar Rocker and Cole ) but I can’t pass up the opportunity to grab some extra characters.
WHY, LEGO, WHY???? 🙂
No Octopus or Angler soldiers?? I don’t know if this is better than 17, as I usually prefer the more generic series. But yeah, this one seems to have WAY more personality than the Batman series.
Sadly, no soldiers. Even though they’re great, I’m working to a strict budget!!!
Guillem Barrau Hernandez says
?sorry I don’t have a mouth booo incredible
Guillem Barrau Hernandez says